Lucas Pouille’s Aggressive Performance: A Display of Offensive Tennis at Indian Wells

A demonstration of offensive tennis. Determined never to retreat beyond his baseline, despite the gusts of wind which disrupted certain exchanges, Lucas Pouille took Daniel Altmaier by the throat, until the German asphyxiated (6- 4, 6-3), Thursday in the first round of the Masters 1000 in Indian Wells.

Coming from the qualifications, for which he had received an invitation, the 30-year-old Frenchman won his first match in a tournament of this category for almost two years (Madrid 2022 against Karen Khachanov).

28 net climbs

Between his break to pocket the first set at 5-4 and the end of the match, Pouille, author of 22 winning shots in total (against 15 unforced errors) was imperial after a balanced start. In physical shape, he who finally manages to string together the weeks without a physical glitch, very lively in his movements and extremely aggressive, the current 273rd in the world, 10th in 2018, recited his tennis.

Behind a very heavy forehand, he continued to seize the net. In total, twenty-eight climbs including eighteen winners (64%). And after achieving the break at 3-2 in the second set after an interminable game (seven ties), the Northerner played against the 53rd in the world. This success gives him a prestigious second round, Friday against the Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas, 11th in the ATP this week.

2024-03-08 00:21:21
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